|Author:||Smith, Richard, 1500-1563.|
|Title:||A bouclier of the catholike fayth of Christes church: conteynyng diuers matters now of late called into controuersy, by the newe gospellers. Made by Richard Smith, doctour of diuinitee, [and] the Quenes hyghnes reader of the same I her graces vniuersite of oxford.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A bouclier of the catholike fayth of Christes church: conteynyng diuers matters now of late called into controuersy, by the newe gospellers. Made by Richard Smith, doctour of diuinitee, [and] the Quenes hyghnes reader of the same I her graces vniuersite of oxford.
Smith, Richard, 1500-1563.
[Imprynted at London: in Fletestrete at the Sygne of the Hande and Starre, within Temple Barre, by Rychard Tottell, ]
|Alternate titles:||Bouclier of the Catholike fayth.|
Catholic Church -- Apologetic works
The Contentes of thys booke.
¶ To the moste gratious, and vertuous Ladye oure soue∣reigne Maystres, Quene Mary, Quene of Eng∣land France. &c. and defenders of the faith Richard Smith, her highnes Chaplin, and her Reader of Diuinitie at Oxforde, wysheth longe health both of body and soule, encrease of Honour, and Grace, from God the Father, and our Lorde Iesus Christe hys sonne.
¶ To the good Chri∣stian Reader.
¶ A cōfutaciō of an errour set forth by the autours of the Catechisme made in king Edward the syxte tyme, and published in hys name, which is that no man can obserue gods cōmaun∣dementes. (▪)
¶ Certen of the olde writers sayinges, wit∣nessynge that a man may kepe Gods holy lawe, and commaunde mentes by hys ayde, helpe, and grace.
¶ Of workes called volūtary workes, which a man doth of hys owne mynde without any commaundement of God. Our newe tea∣chers deny vtterly that ther be any suche workes, but ygnorant∣ly, as it appereareth, hers.
¶ Certeyn of the Auncient Doctour sayinges vpon workes of par∣fectiō, done of mā volūta∣ryly, wythout Gods commaunde∣ment.
A BVCLIER OF THE FAYTH TO DEFEND the trueth against diuers errours, & heresies, taught in this realme of Englande of late, dedicated vnto the Quenes Grace, Quene Marye. &c
¶ Certen Greake Doctours sayinges for the defence of Purgatorie, wherby the faythe and beleife of the Greake Church may playn∣lye appeare in this matter, as the be∣life of the Latyne Church doth by the authorites afore recyted.
¶ bryefe treatyse of the sygne of the Crosse, and of the Crucifyxe.
To the Reader.
¶ The begynning of this briefe treatise of the crosse, and the Image of Christe. vvhiche the nevve brethren dyd caste downe, and sette vp the hynges armes in stede of it.
The Rogation weeke.
¶ The cōtentes of this second booke, whiche is deuided into seuen chapiters.
The firste chapiter. That it is not lawfull for a man to forsake his wife but onely for aduou¦trie, and that, if he forsake her for that cause, yet he maye not marrye a∣gayne, as longe as shee lyueth, althoughe Peter Martyr, Iohan Hoper, and suche other did teache the con¦trarie, against Gods lawe and mans.
The second Chapter. A confutation of an abhominable er∣roure of Peter Martyrs. settynge furth, which Williā Tyndale taught in his preface vpon the Epistle to the Romaines before his trans∣lation, which is that our sal∣uation cōsisteth only in god, and nothinge in vs, whiche wicked opinon taketh cleane away mans fre¦wyll from hym.
The. iii. Chapter. The baptisme of children, against all the Swinglians, and not Pe¦ter Martyr onely, and the Ana∣baptistes.
The fourthe chapiter. That the soules of men departed doe not sleape, but either they goe to heauen for their good workes or els to Hell for their euell before do∣mes daye.
The fifte chapiter. That it is lawfull and good to put fi∣aunce, esperaunce, or trust in our good workes, nexte after God, as in his gif∣tes, whiche thinge Luther, Buce Pe¦ter Martyr, & semblable others denie. Also that we maye lyue god∣lye for the heauenlye rewarde.
The sixte chapiter.
The preface to the vii. chapiter. That vowes ought to bekent both of men, & also of womē, which is a∣gainst Peter Martyr, & the whose ablement of the new brethren, and especially against the maried monkes Chanons, Freers, and Nume
The seuenth chapiter.
Some of the auncient doctours sen∣tences, written agaynst the marri∣riages of them, whiche had made a vowe of continuall chastitie, and contiencie.
That the vowe of pouertie ought to be obserued of monkes, onnes, chanons, freres, and all other reli∣gious persons vpon the payne of damnation.